David Goodman

Contributors

Name

David Goodman

Headline

CIO in Residence, NetHope

Profile

I am a mission-driven CIO with extensive experience in a wide variety of organizations. My style is highly collaborative – I prefer to solve problems as a team rather than on my own in order to leverage the broadest range of expertise. This approach consistently achieves better outcomes.

It all starts with the right people. I have built highly functional IT departments, nurtured and developed talent, and restructured when necessary. I understand how to motivate technical people, and how to get the best out of them, while allowing them to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

In my effort to maximize professional challenges and personal satisfaction, I have chosen to work in international non-profit – a sector that has come late to the power of technology, but is making up for lost time. Given the preciousness of donor dollars, it’s even more critical for non-profits to use that funding wisely. Technology has the capability to stretch those dollars, and non-profits are realizing the impact that strategic IT can have. I understand the unique challenges, and can effectively manage the complexities.

I have expertise in:

* Global Infrastructure Management, particularly in the developing world
* Program and Portfolio Management
* IT Strategy Development and Business Alignment
* Enterprise Software Implementation & Integration
* Vendor Management
* Information and Communication for Development (ICT4D)

I have a keen ability to communicate complex technical issues in simple language, working with staff at all levels. I have managed complex budgets, and have developed new and creative funding strategies.

I am a passionate and energetic leader that is motivated by making an impact.